Pennsylvania Smallmouths

 Christopher Smith

Juniata River Smallmouth Fishing

There are many kayak fishermen, fly anglers and jet boaters who love Juniata River smallmouth fishing. Similar in habitat to the Susquehanna, the Juniata provides a smaller, less crowded waterway for smallmouth fishing and is becoming more and more popular for kayak fishermen (and women). When fishing rivers and streams, the approaches are often the […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Erie Fishing Regulations – Fish Sanctuaries

There is a little known issue that concerns fishermen and boaters dealing with Lake Erie fishing regulations. Fish sanctuaries have been established in Lake Erie to assist the smallmouth bass and other gamefish species in thriving without harassment and extend until July 15th. These restrictions are in the Fort Erie region as well as Port […]

 Christopher Smith

When Does Pennsylvania Bass Season Open?

When Does Pennsylvania Bass Season Open? The official start of bass season in Pennsylvania is June 16th, 2012. For most avid smallmouth anglers, it doesn’t change a whole lot because catch and immediate release has become the norm. At least we don’t have to worry about accidently taking spawning fish off their beds. When does […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna River Pollution Effect on Smallmouth Bass

The Susquehanna River pollution effects on smallmouth bass is in the news again. We’ll keep reviewing this issue to help improve public awareness of this problem. We are concerned over the smallmouth bass and the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed because the Susquehanna is the largest single source of water to the Chesapeake Bay. Susquehanna River […]

 Christopher Smith

More Concerns About Susquehanna Smallmouth

Here is an article discussing the concerns about the Susquehanna smallmouth bass populations and disease.  Since the Pennsylvania state officials don’t know why there is a problem, they say there isn’ t much that can be done about it.  Many fishermen and private citizens are concerned about this natural resource. How bout you? More Concerns […]

 Christopher Smith

You Can Help The Susquehanna River

Smallmouth bass plagued by lesions..now you can help the Susquehanna River. By submitting an email or letter to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, you can make and impact on the future of this great fishery. I received this communication from the PFBC just this week: Sick fish, sick river. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat […]

 Christopher Smith

Summer Smallmouth Fishing

Summer smallmouth fishing can be tough.  Ken Maurer gives us a great viewpoint on where all the smallmouth bass have gone for the summer. Fishing in the mainstem on the Susquehanna has received a lot of attention because fish size is awesome but there are small mumbers of young bass which doesn’t bode well for […]

 Christopher Smith

Delaware River Smallmouth Spinnerbaits

When the Delaware River smallmouth spinnerbait bite is on, watch out. The fish here are lean and mean. They don’t have the forage that you get on the Susquehanna or Lake Erie so when you get a hold of one, they are all muscle and put up quite a fight. You gotta love the spinnerbait […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth on the Juniata River

Watch this episode on Smallmouth on the Juniata River from Backwoods Angler TV to see how you fight through adverse conditions, high pressure weather, blue bird skies and keep searching for different patterns until you find it or the fish turn on. ᅠSo many times we fish and think there are no fish. ᅠThe smallmouth […]